Safeguard Europe has augmented its market-leading Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream by introducing three additional, aligned products that deliver solutions from anti-graffiti coating to crack bridging and mortar repair.
The new range now comprises Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream, Stormdry XR Mortar, Stormdry AG Coat and Stormdry CB Coat.
Stormdry CB Coat is a water-resistant coating that bridges small cracks in walls, creating a waterproof barrier against rain. Being semi-breathable, it can reportedly be used as a top coat for the company’s Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream when fine cracking is present – or in areas subject to extreme weather. Its high density is said to initially result in a very slight visual ‘satin’ change to the surface that fades with time.
Stormdry AG Coat anti-graffiti protection is a permanent water-resistant coating that allows for removal of aerosol paint, ‘permanent’ markers and fly posts. Applicable over already decorated walls, Stormdry AG reportedly results in a glossy surface that prevents paints adhering to the substrate and renders them easy to clean.
When used in conjunction with Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream, it can reportedly also form part of a ‘water exclusion’ flood mitigation specification up to 0.6m above ground level.
The final new introduction is Stormdry XR Mortar. It is a polymer-modified mortar that can reportedly be used to seal cracks or repair pointing to prevent water ingress, and reduce the possibility of further damage. The mortar is said to be able to fill cracks between one and 15mm and is directly applied to damaged areas using a cartridge gun, curing in about two hours.
The foundation of the range is Safeguard’s best-selling Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream. BBA approved, Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream is a breathable remedial masonry water-repellent barrier for use on brick, mortar, sandstone and concrete. It is said to prevent rain penetration and boost the thermal resistance of walls. This is said to be because masonry insulates more effectively when dry: bricks have twice the thermal resistance dry than when wet.
It can even be applied to wet walls which will, because of its breathable properties, dry out from the inside. Unlike other rain penetration and damp-proofing treatments, Stormdry lines the pores of the masonry so that water can escape as vapour but cannot enter in liquid form. This ‘breathability’ enables Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream to effectively answer to the damp issues encountered in cavity wall insulation because the wall can dry out while being protected from any further water penetration that will affect the insulation’s performance.